Quebec has publicly funded French and English schools.
Under the Charter of the French Language (external - login to view)
, passed in 1977, all students must attend French (external - login to view)
-language public schools except:
- children who have done most of their elementary or secondary studies in English elsewhere in Canada;
- children whose father or mother did most of his or her elementary studies in English anywhere in Canada; (You must have proof of this, which means if you are coming from another province in Canada, you must get either your elementary transcripts and/or your high school transcripts to prove that one of the parents has attended an English school in Canada or your child will be rejected)
- children of Canadian citizens (Canada Clause) whose brother or sister did or is doing his or her elementary or secondary studies in English anywhere in Canada; (proof of this will be needed if are coming from another province in Canada)
- temporary residents of Quebec;
- First Nation (external - login to view) children;
who may attend publicly-funded English schools.
Since 2006, English is taught as a second language in French schools from Grade 1 onwards, and a few schools also offer English immersion programs for advanced students. English schools offer a wide range of programs that include French as a second language, French immersion (external - login to view)
, and fully bilingual programs that teach both English and French as first languages.
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